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Transitioning 101: FtM

By : October 10, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* This is the first piece in a series of articles aimed at trans men, transmascs, or assigned female at birth (AFAB) non-binary people who wish to present themselves in a more masculine way. Together with other articles on this site, it will cover the medical and legal aspects of transition, along with non-medical alternatives that will help with social transitions, reduce day-to-day dysphoria, and help bring your presentation more in line with your identity. It aims to give a rundown of costs, practicalities, safety, and other considerations. Please note that not everything will be relevant to everyone as each person's journey is different. The short overview given here will be supported by longer articles on each
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Reconciling your QPOC Identity

By : October 4, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* What does it mean to be a QPOC in the United States today? How are we supposed to deal with all the extra weight and pressure? Do you feel forced to choose between your culture, class, and sexual or gender identity in a constant emotional triage: "Which identity is under the most direct attack right now?" Maybe you grew up in a family or a community that believed that your queerness was evil or a learned behavior picked up due to your exposure to white culture. Maybe you're exhausted from playing cultural ambassador at every queer function you attend, or from being silenced within activist circles that have a white majority. Whatever your story is, and
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